Fake News Whoppers–EIB FactCheck–part 2 of 3

Fake News Whoppers–EIB FactCheck–part 2 of 3

  1. Fiction: “President Trump Hung Up on Australian Leader [Malcolm Turnbull] After Blasting Refugee Deal as Exporting ‘Next Boston Bombers.’” — New York Daily News, 2/2/17

Fact: “Mr. Turnbull said he wanted to make three points about the controversial call: that the discussion with Mr. Trump was ‘frank,’ that Mr. Trump would ‘honor’ the refugee resettlement deal, and that the President didn’t hang up.” — News.com.au, 2/5/17

  1. Fiction: “President Trump hasn’t said or tweeted one public word about [the Canadian mosque attack]. You want to talk about ignoring terrorism, why hasn’t the President offered his sympathy to our neighbors in the north?” — cnn’s Jake Tapper to Kellyanne Conway, Grabien, 2/7/17

Fact: “U.S. President Donald Trump called [Canadian PM Justin] Trudeau mid-morning [1/30/17] to express sympathy after the shooting made headline news internationally. Trudeau’s office said … that ‘President Trump expressed his condolences to the Prime Minister and people of Canada following the tragic shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec … and offered to provide any assistance as needed,’ according to a [public] statement.” — The Toronto Star, 1/30/17

  1. Fiction: “Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Anti-Terror Ground Missions.” — The New York Times, after U.S. commando raid, spinning events as a Trump foreign policy embarrassment, 2/7/17

Fact: “[Yemen Foreign Minister] said … that ‘Yemen continues to cooperate with the United States and continues to abide by all the agreements’ … He said reports that Yemen has demanded a halt to U.S. special operations are ‘not true.’” — ap, 2/8/17

  1. Fiction: “[P]resident Trump downgraded two senior national security officials — the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff … and the director of national intelligence…” — The New York Times, 1/30/17

Fact: “[T]here was no demotion … The point of the memorandum was that the two [national security] officials need not attend [non-intelligence and military] meetings … the George W. Bush Administration had the same organization.” — The Washington Post, 2/5/17

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